SPARK‚Äôs ‚Äėpleated‚Äô and ‚Äėwoven‚Äô fa√ßade for the award-winning mixed-use development Jing Mian Xin Cheng in Beijing demonstrates that depth of experience need not be forgotten despite the speed of the central city‚Äôs expansion.
Taking its design cues from the utilitarian forms of a tent and a shed, this Titirangi home for an extended family is a duo of compact buildings that uses a humble set of materials to allow the landscape its rightful place in the scheme.
The problem with building cities is knowing how to start.
‚ÄúCivics as an art has to do, not with imagining an impossible [utopia] where all is well, but with making the most and best of each and every place, and especially of the city in which we live.‚ÄĚ–Patrick Geddes
Following the successful merger of BVN Architecture and Donovan Hill the Studio will operate under the singular name BVN.
The future will see more collaborations both in Australia and overseas, particularly in South East Asia and the singular name facilitates clarity around forming these partnerships as the operations expand.
Design: CivicArts / Eric R Kuhne & Associates + TODD Architects
The Titanic Building is a technologically ambitious structure that towers over the Grade A listed 19th Century drawing offices where the Titanic was designed and the slipways where it was built. The fa√ßades are clad in 2000 unique three-dimensional aluminium panels, creating an awe-inspiring visual appearance.
Shemshak is the second largest ski area in Iran. This building investigates the interface between nature and architecture. The architectural design process is free and flexible, responding to the surrounding natural forces – snow-covered landscapes and fluid lines of mountains embracing the building.
In the third and final ABP Dean’s Lecture of 2014, Jeanne Gang will explore how today‚Äôs cities must cope with vast industrial-era spaces. Through the lens of some of her firm‚Äôs most recent and noteworthy projects, she will propose how architectural practice might be refocused to help reimagine these territories and initiate transformation.
Viewed from the street this unassuming family home hides a secret; a cluster of interconnected pavilions with an oval courtyard garden at their centre. The elliptical courtyard, which runs diagonally through heart of the house from the front door to the back gate, is the focal point of the home in terms of both design and use.
The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Donderen in the North of the Netherlands raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicizing architecture.
The site of the Emperor Hotel, Qianmen was once occupied by a public bath and so the spirit of bathing and mystery will live on in the new hotel. The design is organized not by spaces and circulation but by emotions and dreams; not by materials and details but by illusions and memories.
Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site. Within the dichotomy of natural elements and a geometric hardscape, the residence integrates both the surrounding views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean horizons westward.
Sited on an exceptionally steep piece of land on the bluff above BI Beach in Plettenberg Bay, the challenge with this project was always going to be how to make a beach house ‚Äúlive‚ÄĚ across a vertically driven program